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  1. Downloadable for google docs

    Create a format that is downloadable directly into google docs presentation

    17 votes

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    No immediate plans for direct implementation. Currently can download results as .CSV for use with Google docs and other spreadsheet programs such as excel

  2. Increase free responses

    Increase number of respondents for free service to 50.

    9 votes

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    0 comments  ·  Education  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Our Higher-Ed and K-12 Free Plans will both come with up to 40 responses per poll question. We also offer a Classroom-Size Promise for all K12 educators where we will increase the size of our K-12 Free Plan to the largest class roster that they teach.

    You can sign up for these education plans on or education plans page

    For K-12: https://www.polleverywhere.com/plans/k-12

    For Higher-Ed: https://www.polleverywhere.com/plans/higher-ed

  3. QR code for participants

    To join a poll, generate a QR code for participants to scan.

    7 votes

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  4. Make the international number for text voting as simple as the USA number

    Make the international number for text voting as simple as the USA number, just four or five digits. There are 12 for Europe

    7 votes

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    That number is called a shortcode and they’re country specific. So, it can be very expensive to support multiple country’s. We’re planning on supporting more countries in the future; however, we’ll only be able to do so as our usage expands outside of North America.

    For now I’d suggest web voting as an alternative.

  5. Create text notification

    Have the ability to create a post and then "send" it to my students phone through an alert or some manner, like remind.com allows me to interact securely without giving out or receiving personal cell numbers. Avoids any false accusations of impropriety.

    6 votes

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    Thanks for the input! We actually do have this this technology, but it’s not advertised on our website. This technology is actually pretty costly for us and has a lot of security and privacy concerns – which is why we currently are unable to allow it for Individual Teacher plans.

    Sorry! Using web surveys could be a equivalent alternative. Check them out! http://polleverywhere.uservoice.com/knowledgebase/articles/160748-grouping-polls-and-distributing-a-multi-poll-sur

  6. Depend less on integrating with powerpoint - just have other options for viewing questions.

    Options that work offline, that don't need to be pushed live.

    5 votes

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    We are a web service. It’s everything we do. We integrate with PowerPoint, Keynote, Google Slides, and directly from most every web browser under the sun. And, unlike most of our newer competitors we allow text message responses.

    But, for now you’ve got to have the web for us to work. If WiFi or internet options are rough for you we recommend using the Text Message Response Method to allow people to respond and to tether or use your mobile phone as a WiFi hotspot for your presentation.

    You can read more about how to respond by text message here: https://www.polleverywhere.com/guide#keywords_the_details

  7. SlideShark Integration for iPad

    integrate with slideshark so that it can be used on ipad.

    5 votes

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  8. schedule a meeting like in Doodle

    schedule an event much like Doodle.

    4 votes

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  9. QR Codes

    Instead of having students type the long PollEv.com/...... website in order to respond, automatically create a QR code that they can scan to access the poll.

    4 votes

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  10. Categories

    Just started using this and noticed that you do not have under subjects anything for foreign language / world language. Would love to see new section!

    4 votes

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    0 comments  ·  Education  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    I assume you are referring to our Boundless Integration where we have some pre-built polls created by Boundless. Unfortunately, this has been deprecated and our partnership with Boundless is coming to a close. They are moving in another direction and aren’t going to share their question catalog with ARS folks like us.

    If you are searching for some poll ideas, I recommend checking out polleverywhere.com/polls and searching for publicly shared polls made by some of our other educators

  11. Dual paired comparison

    Dual pair comparison. Where a list of items is randomly paired and people select which one is most important. At the end the items are shown in priority order.

    4 votes

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    Well, I do not think this one is on our current roadmap. We try to keep new poll types to a relatively low number to keep quality up and bloat down.

    I do recommend trying our Ranking Poll feature though! It will allow your audience to drag/drop answer choices to a particular order and submit them. There is no random pairing, but we think it’s pretty cool.

    For more info on ranking polls, check out some of our blog post on it:
    http://www.polleverywhere.com/blog/new-features-ranking-polls-account-poll-template-grade-responses/

  12. Filter Profane words in other languages.

    I love that you filter profane words. I work with teachers and the suggestion was to filter words in other languages as well.

    4 votes

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    Ahh, the profanity filter. We always have fun trying to come up with what to block, but there’s just no accounting for the creativity and many languages of students. We cannot keep up with the youth!

    I always recommend using our Moderation Feature if you are concerned about this. This will allow the teacher to reject/approve any responses that are sent in before being displayed. You can read about how here: https://www.polleverywhere.com/guide#moderation

  13. 4 votes

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  14. Seat map response view

    Seat map displaying responses. This would allow tutors/presenters to engage with participants through a seat map view individual responses.

    3 votes

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  15. Offer consulting services to schools and instructors

    I have used Poll Everywhere in my classroom and am very enthused to help other instructors learn how to take advantage of this breakthrough technology. Do you have a program for offering consulting services to schools and instructors? I would love to be part of it!

    Dr. Tom Hoverman

    3 votes

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    We do not currently have any program for offering consulting services to schools or instructors. We had a few discussions and meetings about this or other “ambassador” type programs and at least for now – we are not planning no heading in that direction.

    While there is a lot of flexibility and ways to set up Poll Everywhere that would benefit from some consulting or training programs – our goal is to really be simple enough that it is not necessary for the vast majority of our customers. We should “just work” and we are always striving to live up to that standard.

    We’ll definitely update this idea if we start to reconsider in the future.

  16. selfie

    allow people to send selfies to the screen

    3 votes

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    Ha, you know we always like to discuss this option around the office too! I think it’d be a lot of fun to allow participants to send pictures/photos as a response.

    Unfortunately, there are always going to be a certain subset of folks who will inevitably send inappropriate photos and that is just not a reputation we want to have! I can only imagine the complaints…maybe some day. But, not for a while.

    Keep the suggestions coming though!

  17. integrate with Prezi

    We like to use prezi for presentations.. it would be very cool if we could easily integrate poll everywhere with prezi.

    3 votes

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    We’d love to, and we used to. Unfortunately, Prezi decided not to support an integration. More info here: blog.polleverywhere.com/goodbye-prezi/

  18. Allow PPT download without the instructional slides

    After the first download, it is redundant to keep downloading the instructional slides that come before the poll slide(s)

    3 votes

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  19. add comment boxes below submissions

    add a comment box below each response. For example, if I wanted my students to ask questions about a topic and submit them, other students could answer them right under the students question.

    3 votes

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  20. Logins and the App

    The "sign in" on the app is quite irritating. It takes up a fair bit of the screen, cannot be closed or shrunk, and isn't always needed.

    It would also be great, if the phone didn't log out the user when a new network is connected to, or reconnected. I use this in school, with a class set of phones. Each student always gets the same phone, so either I have them log in (and they have to keep doing that) or I'd rather not have them log in, and I can view their response history on the device.

    2 votes

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    0 comments  ·  Education  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    I’m going to decline for now, but we are open for argument as always.

    There’s just so many k12 and Higher-Ed educations who will have students with their own phones/devices and perhaps multiple devices that we do not want to remove the Sign In or Log In option from the app.

    At request, we can remove the nagger at the bottom of the phone which prompts students to log in. Please give us an email to support@PollEverywhere.com if you’re interested. You can even ask for me (Brian) and I’ll help you out.

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